Business Skills Level 1

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    Part Time

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    12 Weeks

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    Friday 13th December 2024


The Business Skills Level 1course offers you the opportunity to develop practical bookkeeping skills.

This qualification will particularly suit those who have had minimal work experience or those who need some additional support in order to progress. This may include younger learners seeking finance-specific skills, adults seeking to validate their existing skills to enter into or progress in their career, or students who would like to test their abilities before progressing further with AAT.

This qualification may interest those who are self-employed or working in small businesses who wish to do their own bookkeeping.

What will I do?

During the Business Skills Level 1course, you will be introduced to the role of the bookkeeper and simple bookkeeping techniques.

You will learn about:

  • The buying and selling process and the common documents used
  • How to record transactions in the books of prime entry
  • Bookkeeping terminology
  • The difference between assets, liabilities, income and expenses
  • How to prepare customer invoices and credit notes, to check supplier invoices and credit notes and to record these documents in the relevant books of prime entry

This qualification also consists of three mandatory modules

  • Preparing for work
  • Using numbers in Business
  • Sales and purchases in Business

On completion of this course, you will be awarded a Level 1 Award in Business Skills as well as a Level 1 Award in Bookkeeping.

There are no formal entry qualifications for the Level 1 Access to Accounting AAT course, although a basic understanding of English and maths is desirable.

The Business Skills Level 1 course will take you 12 weeks to complete starting Friday 13th December 2024, 9:00am - 4:00pm. You will attend college at our Boston Campus (Rochford).

This course will also run in the Summer Term, beginning Friday 16th May 2024.

Business Skills Level 1may be fully funded by the Adult Education Budget should you be eligible under the following criteria:

  • Be aged 19 or older on the 31st August at the start of the current academic year
  • Be either unemployed and receiving JSA, ESA or Universal Credit (subject to criteria) OR be earning less than £25,000 (annual gross salary) a year

If you do not qualify for funding under the AEB budget this course will cost you £487. This includes all examination, books and tuition fees. Examination re-sit fees will be additional where required.

You will also need to pay an Association of Accounting Technicians (AAT) subscription- which is currently £86.

Please note that all fees are subject to change.

You will be assessed by completing two online tests at the end of the course.

Completion of this course will enable you to progress onto a Level 2 course at the college.

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